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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Dolmetscher (1984)(Markt & Technik)(de)
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Dashrip #008 (1988 11 24)(Axion 1999)
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Double Side DYCPer (1989)(Trays)
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Discovery Tune (1988 01 11)(Level 99)
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Divisions (19xx)( )
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Dreams (1992)(Eternity)
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Fantasia 1 (1992 06 06)(Oxyron)
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Fifth Dream About Happiness (1986)(Pure Byte)[o]
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Diversion (1999)(Samar)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Dutch Breeze Info (1992)(Black Mail)
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Fifth Dream About Happiness (1986)(Pure Byte)
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Icon Only Say 2 Advert (1988)(Linear Productions)
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Close To Finish (1988 08)(2000 A.D.)
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Invitation Floppy 2004 (2003)(Impuls Triad Vision)
Invitation ROLE Party 2002 (200x)(Raiders of the Lost Empire)
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IQ 64 (1983)(Sunsoft)
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In Living Colors (19xx)(New Entry)
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JCH Zakk #1 (1988)(Jewels)
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Just a Little (1987 03 25)(Omega)
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Just for Fun (1989)(Devils)
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Jumpsword (1989 02 09)(Triad)
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John Player v1.4 P (2001)(CNCD)
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J's Scroll Mania (19xx)(Jaybird)
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Lameness (1993)(Transcom)
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Mechanicality! (19xx)(Mechanix)
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Music Selector (1987 03 07)(Trivial)
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Mutant Musix (1987)(Interfox)
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Imagination (1989 10 29)(The Voice)
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MS2002 4K Compo (2002)( )
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Music Collection II (1994)(Vader)
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Nightlord Sounds Vol.1 (1994 12)(Accuracy)
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Morbid (1995 01 28)(Forces of Evil)
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Most and the Least, The (1986)(Ion International)
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Motion (1989 10 29)(Genesis Project)
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No Control (1995)(Triad)[h Triad]
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Black Quiz 1995 Art Project cr CHR
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Agent Orange (1987)(Quicksilva)[h WCC]
Adventure 2000 Die Jagd nach der Rakete (1985)(Markt & Technik)(de)[h DDT]
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Action Force (1987)(Virgin Games)[h Triumwyrat]
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3D Spacewar ,The (1989)(Binary Zone)(PD)
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12 O'Clock (1991)(CP Verlag)[f NTSC Empire][t +1 Arcade]
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5th Gear (1988)(Hewson)[h PE]
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20 Tons (1985)(64 Tape Computing)
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Blitter (1989)(Edicola Super Game 2000)(it)
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Bomb Threat (1983)(Bruce Rson)
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Black Lamp (1988)(Firebird)[h FLT+PE]
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Blackjack Basic Strategy (19xx)(Jeffrey Sherwood)[h ASS]
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Blood'n Hell (1989)(Impulse)
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Bounce Mania (1999)(Binary Zone)(PD)
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Best of a Decade (19xx)(Wanderer USA)
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Bit of Pipe (19xx)(Panu Tuominen)(FI)
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Bingo (1987)(Gruppo Editoriale Jackson)(it)
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Bike (19xx)(Brookfield Software)
Billy Barker Investigates (1993)(The Guild Adventure Software)
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Boring (1988 04 11)(Atomic Industries)
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Ben Selector (1987 03 15)(Active Cracking Crew)
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Firepit (1991)(Double Density)
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First Regard (1992 06)(Unity)
Fireflash (1995)(Kickie, Andrew)[cr The Bingo Team][t +6]
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Ghost Escapes Body (2003 03 21)(Blues Muz')
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Grid Zone Remix (2005)(TND)
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Music Theme from Samurai, The (1987)(Omicron)
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MAD Logo (1990)(DAAS)
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Madness 2 (1990)(Accept)
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Milenium 2+ (1988 11 16)(Sexolon)
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Mega Disco Mix (19xx)(FBI Crew)
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Unity (1990 10)(V Lucid)
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Sly's Birthday (1989)(Life Riffs)
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Snata (2002 12 25)(Cosine)
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Stupid Demo (1988)(Aron Cracker Crew)
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Tropical Fever (2005)(Onslaught)
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Tiger Mission Music (1987)(German Spreading Service)
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Tune 7 (1989)(Drive)
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Bad Cat Muzak (1987)(Powerline)
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Psycho Car (1988)(Triad)